Our Staff

Kathy Gilmore, President

As the 10th President of the Valley Industrial Association, Kathy expands
on her previous role as Membership Manager to work for the brightest
future of the organization, so that the VIA can continue to best serve area
manufacturers and the businesses that serve them. Kathy brings an entrepreneurial
spirit to the VIA having 20 years' experience as an upper level sales director for
a Chicago-land kitchenware company. Rounding out her sales experience with an
MBA from Aurora University in 2017, she has some fresh ideas and enthusiasm for
the 115 year-old organization. 

Sue Secondi, Office Manager

Sue joined our Staff in June of 2017 with an extensive background
ranging from Insurance to Accounting, Business Administration, Sales
and Construction. Sue has a unique viewpoint and operates with a
member-centered acumen. No challenge is too large to tackle,
making Sue a boon for the VIA. 

Katrina Syrris, Membership & Marketing Associate 
Recent graduate of Aurora University with a BA in English, Katrina joins the VIA
team with wonderful experience in reception and administrative assistance.
She has a decade of experience working with the non-profit community
theater as a performer, stage manager, and most recently, director. With a focus on social media
and VIA's E-zine, The Voice, Katrina's versatile skill set and energy make her a lively and resourceful
addition to the VIA.